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TechTarget is a Fun place to work

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Newton, MA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Newton, MA

I have been working at TechTarget

Pros

Flex-time. Treated like an adult. Not a lot of politics or bureacracy. Competitive pay and very good benefits. Lots of energetic, enthusiastic employees. Beautiful new office with nice fitness center. Free water, soda and bagels.

Cons

A lot of young employees, which has its positives, but you spend a lot of time training people. Company manages expenses carefully.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The energy and fast pace make it a really fun place to work. The recent focus on more formal training has been great and should be continued.

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    A great place to be, if you're a workaholic.

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    Former Employee - News Writer in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - News Writer in Newton, MA

    I worked at TechTarget

    Pros

    All in all, the company is a great place to work if you're a total workaholic. They love that. It's also a great place to get solid experience and transition into a mid-level role. There is not a lot of opportunities in journalism out there and, while the stuff you'll write about at TT can get pretty dull, the pay is good and technology is ever-changing - so it can stay sort of fresh.

    Cons

    Typically employment in editorial goes like this. Week 1: You're in over your head but they're taking it slow. 1-5 months: learning the way the company works. 6 months: they talk to you about "productivity" and encourage you to start working harder. 7-11 months: you either turn up the heat or you're out. This is a common story with younger people in editorial. Some make it, some don't.

    TechTarget is an awesome company, don't get me wrong, but I feel like mid management has been a bit over their heads since the 2007 IPO. Raises are a thing of the past, bonuses are drying up, there is less travel and the "open leave" policy has eroded into a workaholic culture where one often feels the need to burn the midnight oil.

    The experience working here really depends on which group you are put in, and some are run infinitely better than others. The company likes to promote from within and there is steady turnover, which sometimes means you've got someone inexperienced in a management role that he or she wasn't prepared for. If you are looking to work here, make sure to assess the management capabilities of your boss to be. And know that you probably will never get to have just one boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget that your employees are real people and that you'll attract more flies with honey than with vinegar. ;)

    No opinion of CEO
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    Going public has been a negative for this once innovative online media company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA

    I worked at TechTarget

    Pros

    Flexibility, work-life balance, telecommute, high energy, fun to work,

    Cons

    Management not meeting post IPO challenges; no longer innovating; not getting best talent; problems with integrating corporate acquisitions effectively; SEC problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retaining and recruiting talent will be difficult when market conditions improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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